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Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

"The highest level attainable" is one definition of the word "summit." For pilots, Summit is the pinnacle of aviation information, a concise and collegial meeting, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, September 22 through 24. In Mark Twain's 1899 classic story, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," character Hank Morgan suffers a blow to the head and is inexplicably transported to medieval England, the land of my birth, to Camelot. In September, hopefully without brain trauma, the reverse will happen and this native Brit will come to the new Camelot, AOPA Summit, to participate in awe-inspiring events.

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Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2011

"The highest level attainable" is one definition of the word "summit." For pilots, Summit is the pinnacle of aviation information, a concise and collegial meeting, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, September 22 through 24. In Mark Twain's 1899 classic story, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," character Hank Morgan suffers a blow to the head and is inexplicably transported to medieval England, the land of my birth, to Camelot. In September, hopefully without brain trauma, the reverse will happen and this native Brit will come to the new Camelot, AOPA Summit, to participate in awe-inspiring events.

Topics AOPA, Events

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Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2011

"The highest level attainable" is one definition of the word "summit." For pilots, Summit is the pinnacle of aviation information, a concise and collegial meeting, to be held in Hartford, Connecticut, September 22 through 24. In Mark Twain's 1899 classic story, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," character Hank Morgan suffers a blow to the head and is inexplicably transported to medieval England, the land of my birth, to Camelot. In September, hopefully without brain trauma, the reverse will happen and this native Brit will come to the new Camelot, AOPA Summit, to participate in awe-inspiring events.

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Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2011

All of us were shocked and saddened to see the awful loss of life and widespread destruction from Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and the ensuing nuclear reactor issues. Email correspondence from pilots en route when disaster struck described critical decision-making when destination airports were closed and no alternative seemed possible, illustrating the wide-ranging effects such natural disasters may have.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2011

Youth have no idea what a vinyl record is, so “sounding like a broken record” means nothing to them. Spinning those discs with friends—happy memories, but broken discs? Mine came coaching kids’ soccer.

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Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

You might experience heartburn when, during aircraft maintenance, you are told, “The left sprogulator needs replacing; it will cost a gazillion dollars [a real number, my son assures me] and we’re out of stock for six months.” But there’s another kind of heartburn. Heartburn is often a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when stomach contents wash up into your gullet or mouth.

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Article | Feb 01, 2011

How to reach cloud nine? Fly frequently, safely, basking in the glow of recognition of the higher life form you truly are—pilot. The phrase “cloud nine” is of questionable origin, but because I enjoy Bill Bryson’s writing, I’m going with his explanation: In 1806 an English pharmacist named Luke Howard developed the cloud classification that is still used today.

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Product Brief | Jan 01, 2011

A rolling stone gathers no moss. Fast-moving stuff doesn’t get gunky; think engine oil or a swiftly moving stream.

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Article | Dec 01, 2010

In 1949 Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, and Janet Leigh made a short movie titled How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border. Why? I have no idea.

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Article | Nov 01, 2010

In 1949 Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, and Janet Leigh made a short movie titled How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border. Why? I have no idea.